Adna R. Johnson

Adna Romulus Johnson ( born December 14, 1860 in Sweet Springs, Saline County, Missouri, † June 11, 1938 in Ironton, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1909 and 1911 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1864, Adna Johnson moved with his mother on a farm in Lawrence County, Ohio. He attended the public schools of his new home and then taught for seven years even as a teacher. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and qualifying as a lawyer, he began in 1887 to work in Ironton in this profession. In 1889, he served as a prosecutor in the local Lawrence County. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1908 Johnson was in the tenth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Henry T. Bannon on March 4, 1909. In 1910 he was nominated by his party without counter- candidate for re-election. Johnson rejected this nomination from but and gave up another candidacy. Therefore, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1911.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Johnson practiced as a lawyer again. He was also in the banking industry and various other areas, especially in the crafts, works. He died on June 11, 1938 in Ironton, where he was also buried.